State of the City

8half x 11 Flyer SOC 2019

Nampa's State of the City

Wed., March 20, 2019

Columbia High School
(301 S Happy Valley Rd, Nampa, ID 83687)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Address  |  5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception

Click the "Buy Now" button (above and below) to be redirected to another site to pay for the reception ($5).
100% of the proceeds benefit the Nampa School District Culinary Program.

Mayor Kling would like to provide the opportunity for a Nampa student to emcee the State of the City event March 20, 2019!

Who should apply? 
A student in Nampa (ages 8-18) who is passionate about Nampa and comfortable speaking in front of a crowd.

How to Apply:
Email a letter addressed to Mayor Kling with the following information:

  • Explain why you think you should be selected to emcee Nampa's State of the City event
  • Name
  • School/homeschool
  • Future focus 
  • Year in school 
  • Contact information (phone,email)
  • Also include a short description of "what does the future of Nampa look like to you."

Deadline: Please email your letter demonstrating interest by Friday, February 22, 2019. Students selected for a video interview will be contacted. 

Mayor Kling will select the emcee from video interviews coordinated by the Columbia High School broadcasting students. Clips from the interviews may be shown at the State of the City event and students under 18 must have parent permission for a photography release.

The selected emcee will work with Mayor Kling and her staff to coordinate the script for the event (don't worry - you won't have to do it all yourself)!

Questions? Contact Amy Bowman at (208) 565-5256 or email


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Immediately following the State of the City address (approximately 5 p.m.), the Nampa School District Culinary Arts Program will be providing mouth-watering finger foods and desserts to guests. The costs are only $5 to help cover the food costs and benefits the program.

RSVP by March 13 for food count purposes by clicking on the "buy now" button on the right. Have questions/problems? Call (208) 468-5401 and we will be happy to assist you!

A special thank you to Chef Deb Guinn and the culinary students!


(Above photo from 2018 State of the City reception)


Thank you to the Columbia High School broadcasting club who filmed and edited the entire State of the City address with Mayor Debbie Kling.

See also: KTVB live stream and Idaho Press-Tribune Facebook live.

Enjoy this video, "We Are Nampa" shared at the 2018 State of the City.

Produced by Peppershock Media.

Thank you to all who attended and participated in Nampa's 2018 State of the City at Columbia High School!

Check back soon for videos and images from the event, including full length video compiled by the Columbia High School broadcasting club!


APRIL 17, 2018​​
​4:00PM - 5:00PM ADDRESS (free)
​​​5:00PM - 6:00PM RECEPTION ($5)

​Columbia High School ​(301 S Happy Valley Rd, Nampa)

​To purchase reception tickets, click "Buy Now" button below and you will be redirected. Be sure to print off your receipt as it will serve as your ticket to the reception.
​(Registration now closed.)

Mayor Debbie Kling
Nampa's Mayor Debbie Kling announces 2018 State of the City